This is not your typical western drama -- it is a series that will transport you back in time to the days of the wild, unsettled west. Retrace the steps of heroes who, despite the odds, fought and conquered the West.
Frontier Fighters was a syndicated series that ran sometime during the 1930s. Each show dealt with some bit of history about the early West and ran for approximately 15 minutes. From Robert La Salle's navigation of the Mississippi River, to Lewis and Clark's challenge of reaching the West Coast of North America, Frontier Fighters will take you on an exciting voyage of the taming of the Wild West. This is American History at its best!
OTRR Certification Information:
Series Name: Frontier Fighters
Certification Status: OTRR Certified Complete
Certification Date: June 22, 2007
Certification Version: Version 1
Number of CDs: 1
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July 21, 2009
Re-writing History - Maybe?
Absolutely.... The ever so wonderful days of yore. Yeah, right.
Diseases - from contaminated foods ill stored - from putrified drinking water - Outhouses - shared bathwater...
Medicines that were woefully inadequate
Railroad tycoons that claimed a mile-wide right-of-way everywhere tracks were laid
Child labour that was only a very small portion of unimaginable and imaginable abuses of anyone weaker
Yeah, the good old days... Maybe the good old Fables. These are NICELY (if you get my drift - what drift? Current) done stories featuring the poetically licensed and santitized psuedo historical vingnetes of a time when there are no remaining witnesses to refute the fantasy.
Man, talk about waxing poetic!
July 20, 2009
Ignore the P.C. police
This radio series presents history - if you don't like it, don't listen!
July 18, 2009
History - or Propaganda?
I was very keen to listen to these shows as I am very interested in frontier history. But the five or six I have listened to so far, while well acted and good quality recordings, are nothing to do with history. For instance, the Donner Party episode manages to avoid all mention of cannibalism! The basic premise is that Native Americans were all evil or idle and the pioneers had every right to rob them of their homelands; that the ruthless exploitation of resources and unrestricted restructuring of the landscape is not only right, but utterly praiseworthy; and that anyone involved in settling the west was a hero. I didn't expect a modern attitude, but even when these shows were made, there were doubts being raised about how the Native Americans had been treated, and about the future consequences of damming and deforestation. But these shows just parade prejudices and misconceptions behind a facade of nobility and grandeur. Very sad, though perhaps an interesting historical document in themselves.